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613717E2E3D92E48872583E4007E0567 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1261

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 22, 2019      
Location SCR 357



HB19-1261 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:56:33 PM  
Senator Williams and Senator Winter, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1261. The bill sets statewide greenhouse gas pollution reduction goals relative to 2005 statewide greenhouse gas pollution levels and requires the Air Quality Control Commission to adopt rules and regulations for statewide greenhouse gas pollution reduction.
05:01:16 PM  

Committee members received a packet of written testimony in support of the bill (Attachment D) and a letter in opposition from EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel (Attachment E).

05:02:57 PM  
Erin Overturf, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
05:03:39 PM  
Pam Kiley, representing the Environmental Defense Fund, testified in support of the bill.
05:05:57 PM  

Abbey Pizel, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.

05:09:48 PM  
Commissioner Matt Jones, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:11:59 PM  

Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Mining Association, testified against the bill.

05:15:05 PM  

Chris Wright, representing himself, testified against the bill.

05:17:16 PM  

Andy Berger, representing Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, testified against the bill.

05:19:35 PM  
Trisha Oeth, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified on the bill.
05:21:40 PM  
Commissioner Elise Jones, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action and Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.
05:23:16 PM  

David Cockrell, representing Pueblo's Energy Future, testified in support of the bill.

05:25:49 PM  
Commissioner Elise Jones responded to committee
member questions.
05:33:03 PM  
Richard Orf, representing the Associated
Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill.
05:34:57 PM  
Geoff Hier, representing the Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified against the bill.
05:35:14 PM  
Nicholas Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified against the bill.
05:37:12 PM  
Scott Prestidge, representing the Colorado
Oil and Gas Association, testified against the bill.
05:39:52 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to committee member questions.
05:45:17 PM  
Jonathan Degen, representing La Sportiva, testified in support of the bill.
05:57:48 PM  
Matt Segal, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:00:26 PM  
Dennis Doherty, representing the AFL-CIO, testified in support of the bill.
06:02:32 PM  

Ron Ruggiero, representing Service Employees International Union Local 105, testified in support of the bill.

06:05:36 PM  
Jill Ozarski, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:08:57 PM  
Christine Berg, representing Moms Clean Air Force, testified in support of the bill.
06:11:44 PM  
Jessica Good read testimony from Adrienne Dorsey, representing GRID Alternatives Colorado, in support of the bill.
06:16:04 PM  
Tricia Olson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:19:28 PM  
Chris Linsmeyer, representing Colorado Ski Country USA, testified in support of the bill.
06:19:49 PM  

Quinn Antus Middleton read testimony in support of the bill from Ning Mosberger Tang.

06:22:23 PM  
Suzanne Bhatt read testimony in support
of the bill from Jan Douglas, representing the Colorado Sierra Club.
06:23:03 PM  
Ms. Bhatt, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
06:29:24 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
06:29:44 PM  

Quinn Antus Middleton read testimony from Peter Tans and Christopher Caskey in support of the bill. Ms. Antus Middleton also testified in support of the bill, representing Campfire Labs.

06:37:58 PM  
Ramesh Bhatt, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:39:12 PM  
Lindsay Bourgoine, representing Protect Our Winters, testified in support of the bill.
06:45:20 PM  
Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:45:34 PM  
Additional written testimony in support of the bill was provided for the record (Attachment F).
06:46:34 PM  

Charley Olena, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She provided a packet of letters in support of the bill (Attachment G).

06:47:33 PM  
Emilie Craig, representing the Climate Reality Campus Corps, testified in support of the bill.
06:50:13 PM  
Ehret Nottingham, representing Northern
Colorado Youth Climate Strike, testified in support of the bill.
06:52:55 PM  

Kevin Hennegan, representing the Denver March for Science, testified in support of the bill.

06:56:03 PM  
Amelia Myers, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She provided a packet of letters in support of the bill (Attachment H).
06:58:57 PM  
Debra Brown, representing Good Business Colorado, read testimony from businesses in support of the bill.
07:01:28 PM  
Committee members received a letter from the Colorado Petroleum Council against the bill (Attachment I).
07:02:57 PM  
Mike Kingsbury, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
07:03:12 PM  
Erin Hackett, representing Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel, testified against the bill.
07:05:08 PM  
Patty Sullivan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:08:12 PM  

Senator Williams discussed amendments L.032 (Attachment J), L.042 (Attachment K), and L.043 (Attachment L).



07:10:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.032 (Attachment J).
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:10:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.042 (Attachment K).
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:10:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.043 (Attachment L).
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:11:33 PM  
Senators Williams and Winter wrapped up their presentation of the bill.
07:15:13 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with
the sponsors.


07:20:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1261, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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